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To take Mr. Khan's idea and apply it to the English/Language Arts classroom

Khan academy is really taking off, and I love the concept of "flipping the classroom." However, I see the academy offers so many varied topics, and understandably from his background a ton of math, but there are no classes involving the language arts concepts. I assume the reason behind this is that language arts is not as "linear" as math concepts. But, with the widespread adoption of Common Core State Standards, I do not think it impossible.

  • Jan 13 2014: While I agree with Jedrick, besides grammar, I also imagine and plan on implementing a flipped classroom to introduce background knowledge about literature we are about to tackle in class - such as author biographies and paired non-fiction related media.
  • Jan 5 2014: Language arts don't have to be linear. All we need is modular. Almost anything can be modular.

    I think that English as it taught is too simplistic and too distant from use. Take the semicolon. It isn't used much. And, it is taught as a very limited thing in grammar classes. But, why do we teach grammar classes? We teach it so that grammar gets used in our writing. Where you want a number in mathematics, you want a syntactic construct in English and Symantec construct beyond that, and a Semiotic construct beyond that. We only teach, or I was only taught, the syntactic, none of the rest of it. The semicolon joins a collection of simultaneous events, but nobody taught it that way. I found that in a book, "Grammar as Style." Much of math is similar. I read textbooks these days that do a much better job of teaching math, but I wasn't taught the same content.

    I'd love to see us teaching English similar to Khan's site. We could actually teach people to write, rather than do grammar homework.
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    Jan 3 2014: I love the idea. it would surely be possible to cover certain, if not all, grammar issues. There is, moreover, an almost unlimited capacity to run tests online. The only challenge I see is the production i.e. conversations and writing, which, as far as I know, cannot be overseen by a machine.
  • Jan 13 2014: I would love to see how this methodology could be used everywhere. I think with literature, the lectures would be seen and the class could be used for discussion and written points by the students which the teacher could discuss with each individual student, similarly for History, Civic, etc. English and Foreign Languages would be the ones I am interested in how you would flip.
  • Jan 5 2014: I am interested in flipped teaching too.I am trying to use some in my teaching.I design my teaching with the idea,try to motivate students learning by themselves with my supporting flipped design materials,it sounds good.But not easy though,espcially in China,the orientational education here just focus on examination.

    Anyway I am waiting any chance to get a platform to extend the idea teaching:flipped teaching.